“I did not want to boycott Israel despite all kinds of phone calls I received those last two months”
said Birkin during a press-conference. Birkin said she hesitated to go to Israel because she disapproves of some of the Government’s policies, but
“afterwards, I thought, why punish the people? To isolate this country is a mean trick I didn’t want to take part in”.
She added that she would also perform in Ramallah in April.